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Bresler joins Edinburgh

Edinburgh have signed Namibia-born lock Anton Bresler on a three-year deal, the club has announced.

The 17 stone 11 pound second-rower currently plays for Super Rugby outfit The Sharks.

But he has now penned a deal which will tie him to the Murrayfield outfit until 2017 after holding talks with Gunners coach Alan Solomons.

Bresler said: "When I first heard there was interest from Edinburgh Rugby and Alan Solomons, I immediately did some research to build up my knowledge of the country and the club.

"I read about some big wins and some narrow losses against some of the top teams in the competitions and it struck me as a chance to join a club that's moving in the right direction and where hopefully, together, we'll be able to push on and do some great things.

"I'm really excited. I've always wanted to compete with the best, and this is a fantastic opportunity to take on the top players of the northern hemisphere.

"I'm really looking forward to it."

Solomons added: "Anton is a player who, despite being just 26, has been a regular in The Sharks starting line-up for the past three to four years.

"The Sharks are probably South Africa's strongest franchise and are currently second in Super Rugby, which allows us to appreciate the quality of Anton as a player.

"He is a big, powerful and abrasive player. He's a front of the line-out jumper and I would describe him as more of an enforcer lock."


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